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Direct Sales OK Baked Into Nevada's $1.3 Billion Incentive Deal With Tesla

Adriax Re:Why is this legal in the U.S.? (149 comments)

If you're going to have crime then it's better to have it organized and out in the open. Easier to keep track of and keep from getting too out of hand.

about a week ago

Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Adriax Re:HALO (368 comments)

Heh, I can see that.
Completely recode the game in C#/.Net and have IE specific calls to run the game. Force minecraft players to keep IE completely updated to run it, even old versions.
$2billion advertising campaign for IE11 or 12 doesn't sound so far fetched.

about two weeks ago

Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Adriax Re:HALO (368 comments)

They should have bought minecraft years ago then. Back when the hype was starting and they could have gotten it for a couple million.

Kinda curious as to how they're going to screw it up.
Forced windows 8 integration?
Port the x-box port back to windows and drop the java version?
Mandatory Realms hosting for multiplayer so they can police it and add microtransactions for diamonds? "10 credits = 1 diamond. Or buy a pack and save! Available packs include the 64 diamond Stack Pack, the 574 diamond Block Stack Pack, or the best value the Diamond Block Dick To Pierce The Skies pack!"

about two weeks ago

3 Short Walking Breaks Can Reverse Harm From 3 Hours of Sitting

Adriax Re:You should see (159 comments)

You weren't a teenager during the 90's, were you?
Vague splotch of color, not even moving, was easily enough information...

about two weeks ago

AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

Adriax Re:Seriously? (528 comments)

Living in the middle of a wyoming town and getting 3Mbps on a good day (advertised as 15meg) I'm in the same situation, though we don't find it to be enough bandwidth. 2 netflix streams is enough to shut everything else down and even with an untouched connection we can't videochat with any good quality.

This should change relatively soon with the unified network rollout getting hundred gig pipes all around the state and more exit points than just I25 south to denver. But I tend to be pessimistic about telecoms actually delivering what they tell politicians and get government cash for.

about two weeks ago

Restoring Salmon To Their Original Habitat -- With a Cannon

Adriax Re:just a little bigger... (147 comments)

Stick 1 pointy haired MBA and 5 interns on the task of turning the pneumatic cannon into an electric fish puree launcher for fish sticks. You'll get your live fish railgun in a week and only 27x over budget.

about two weeks ago

NASA Panel Finds Fault WIth Curiosity Rover Project's Focus

Adriax Re:Focus (51 comments)

Of course. A review panel that can't find a fault gets disbanded, because they obviously aren't performing their function properly.

about two weeks ago

Dirty Diapers Used To Grow Mushrooms

Adriax Re:EWWWWWWW (97 comments)

I call bull shit on this fertilizer stuff.

about two weeks ago

U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

Adriax Re:I like... (643 comments)

Like many officers?
Police cruisers already have cameras, and we're already seen cases where the camera is disabled by the officer because they don't think bureaucrats with no experience have the right to judge them. And that's not getting into the officers who disable them or "lose" the footage after the fact to cover up their own crimes.

I'm all for these body cams, but don't expect it to be received with open arms or to change behavior overnight.
I suspect if this passes there is going to be a spike in google searches for "how to secretly disable camera and make it looks like equipment failure".

about three weeks ago

FarmBot: an Open Source Automated Farming Machine

Adriax Re:Crazy statement! (133 comments)

The pilgrims faced starvation and death the first winter until the native americans introduced them to corn based ethanol to power their tractors.

about 1 month ago

Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

Adriax Re:"Hard redirect" (376 comments)

Yeah. My question is what malware are they stealing the idea from.
Something their CEO caught probably.

about a month ago

Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

Adriax Re:Bitcoins? (158 comments)

I thought dogecoin smelled like a dead horse that's been beaten to a thin paste of desperate attention grabs and herd mentality?

about a month ago

Sniffing Out Billions In US Currency Smuggled Across the Border To Mexico

Adriax Re:Bitcoins? (158 comments)

I was going to go with shame and regret.

about a month ago

New Process Promises Ammonia From Air, Water, and Sunlight

Adriax Re:See? Technology gets better (117 comments)

But without mining the core out of an asteroid, where will we build our secret space lairs?
Won't somebody think of the mad scientists?

about a month and a half ago

UK Team Claims Breakthrough In Universal Cancer Test

Adriax Re:So... (63 comments)

And until it does reach the public for real, expect a flood of scams citing this as proof their quick test works. Just send a drop of blood and $10,000 and get your cancer test results in a couple days!
The sooner the real thing goes through trials the better. Assuming it does lead to a legitimate test, that is.

I wonder if the homeopaths are going to twist this into a cure? Dilute UV light in water, instant all cancer cure.
At least it would be a step up from the usual bottled water they sell. This stuff would atleast be UV sanitized.

about 2 months ago

Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

Adriax Re: It's Putin's fault (503 comments)

And this is how bush got away with so much. They cultivated an image of him being a frat boy idiot so the general populace would shrug things off as "oh he's too stupid to know what he's doing".
Which is a horrible thing to accept from a president, but apparently it worked.

It would not surprise me if that image comparing faces bush made to faces monkeys make was created by his PR team.

about 2 months ago

DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

Adriax Re:Why is this so important? (249 comments)

Yeah, you're right, a child's death by starvation and abuse is such a downer and should be forgotten as quickly as possible. That money would do much more good for the world if used to create more cute cat videos and pictures for the internet.

Not like any good ever comes of reminding people child abuse happens and kills. And even if it did, there's no way an interesting statue could possibly generate attention and remind people of the incident for decades to come.

about 2 months ago

DC Entertainment Won't Allow Superman Logo On Murdered Child's Memorial Statue

Adriax Re:DC's public relations powers aren't very super (249 comments)

With his boss looking, Jim in PR denied 40 requests. He denied 40 requests. That's as many as four tens. And that's terrible.

about 2 months ago

San Francisco Bans Parking Spot Auctioning App

Adriax Re: Gotta agree with it being illegal (404 comments)

Being the effective owners of said parking spots, the city has the right to determine who can use the public spots, not some phone app. Just as they can mark whole stretches of street as no parking or parking with time limits or other rules.

If the app makers believe they have the legal right to continue operating they can sue to force the city to allow use of their app.

about 3 months ago

NADA Is Terrified of Tesla

Adriax Re:Nada (455 comments)

Wouldn't surprise me if, after their attempts to enforce their middle man monopoly by law fail, they change their name to the National Automotive Sellers Association and try to claim some of the federal budget for themselves.

about 3 months ago


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